Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

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  1. FetchFugly

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    Fresh from stealing the show on Late Night Feelings, the lead single from the album of the same name:



    Good until the extended instrumental break comes in with synths and sinister strings, then it really kicks into something special.
     
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  2. ameraal

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    just listened to this and it's brilliant. angel olsen up.
     
  3. octophone

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    I'll need to give her another go - I see she went straight to no 1 on Bandcamp on pre-orders.
     
  4. Mats

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    it’s a corker
     
  5. ameraal

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    not obsessed with the high drama of it all.
     
  6. Mats

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    why don't you come up here and see her with me :disco:
     
  7. ameraal

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    just say when.
     
  8. Mats

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    31st Jan
     
  9. ameraal

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    ha. i'll have to hear the whole album before i commit to that kind of temperature.
     
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  10. northernlad

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    Well this is impeccable, and a very welcomed change in style.
     
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    I think the video put me off - the imagery is so hackneyed. Without it, the song fairs better but it sounds as if it'll need its position on the album to really work. Which is fine, of course.
     
  12. ameraal

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    the new one is even more bonkers.

     
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    Good track but another fucking AWFUL video.
     
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    i know what you mean about the videos, but i really like the songs and appreciate her take on familiar things, i find it unique despite seeing references.

    still not sure what i make of lark. it confuses me a little and i really like that about it.
     
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    I'm certainly the most interested in her that I've ever been so she's hitting me somewhere.
     
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    I think I'd enjoy that more as an instrumental tbh. Those strings are incredible.
     
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    What an album! What a revelation. What a welcome awakening from that horrific Lana Del Rey fever dream.

    I was prepared for a stark, high drama record full of Hitchcockian strings and bizarre song strctures, and well there certainly is all of that, but it's by no means the excessively artsy slog I was expecting. Shades of Scott Walker, The Shangri-Las, so many old school melancholy crooners on the last two tracks. The best strings in the game - that outro on "Tonight"!. Amazing lyrics. She has it all. Rather embarrassed that I thought she was kind of shit pre-Ronson - was she?
     
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    I'm really enjoying the album too - the overall sound is appealing and very absorbing. Whilst there is some common territory with LDR, "All Mirrors" isn't as languid (or, less politely, stoned) and therefore sustains its energy. Gimmie another month with it.
     
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    still haven't gotten round to this but here's some live slayage.

     
  20. FetchFugly

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    I've only given it the one listen so far but I wasn't completely taken with it as a whole. My Woman was much more immediate.

    Admittedly I don't think the walk to work was the ideal setting so I will give it another go.
     
  21. ameraal

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    i feel like i need to be in a mood to put it on.
     
  22. northernlad

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    It's definitely not a morning album. Or one for being sober.

    "Chance" is an easy way to move into the album, and such a great song.

    Taking a wee break from this as it's very intense and I actually played all four Perfume Genius albums yesterday so this really could undo me coming on the heels of that.
     
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    I have been trying SO HARD to get into this album, but it’s such a strong time for music at the moment Caroline Polachek/Orville Peck/Michael Kiwinuka/FKA Twigs/Floating Points are all stealing my attention instead :D (see also: lack of time to invest in new Nick Cave, Sturgill Simpson, Chromatics and King Princess albums).

    However I do feel like I am missing out on a genuinely exciting album campaign here, so will try a bit harder to pay attention. I think perhaps that the first track on the album is initially quite abrasive and difficult isn’t helping matters.
     
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    Predictably I’ve now started to gel with this a bit more. I still find Lark very much a difficult album opener depending on my mood :D

    I really like both videos and think they suit the songs really well - particularly All Mirrors, why do you all hate them :D
     
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    i just had my long overdue first listen and have unwittingly ended up with this on repeat.
     

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